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Welcome to the JewishGen Romania-Moldova Database.
This is a multiple database search facility which incorporates all the databases listed below.
These databases have been contributed by the JewishGen Romania SIG (ROM-SIG), the JewishGen Bessarabia SIG, the JewishGen Hungarian SIG, and individual donors.
The combined databases contain more than one million entries, for individuals living in the area that is now Romania and MoldovaThe database is a work in progress, and new entries are being added regularly.

Region:  


Component Databases:

All Romania:

Bucovina (Bukovina):

  • Bucovina Vital Records  
    More than 15,500 Jewish birth, marriage, and death records, from Kimpolung (Campulung Moldovensec), Gurahumora (Gura Humorului), Radautz (Rădăuţi), Solka (Solca), Suczawa (Suceava), and surrounding villages.

Maramureş (Máramaros):

  • Máramaros Jewish Vital Records
    54,000 birth, marriage and death records, 1851-1895, from former Máramaros megye (now Maramureş county, in NW Romania).

Basarabia (Bessarabia):

Moldavia:

  • Moldavia Vital Records
    More than 13,651 Jewish birth, marriage and death records, from Dorohoi, Fălticeni, Hârlău, Herţa, Iaşi, and other places.
  • Podu Iloaiei 1898 Census
    723 residents listed in the 1898 census of Podul-Iloaei.
Bessarabia
Russian: Бессарабия Bessarabiya,
Romanian: Basarabia,
Yiddish: באַסאַראַביע Basarabye.

Region bordered by the Black Sea, Dniester, Danube and Prut rivers. 

  • Gubernia of the Russian Empire 1812-1918.
  • Part of Romania 1918-1944.
  • In U.S.S.R. (Moldavian SSR) 1944-1991.
  • Today, mostly in the Republic of Moldova (southernmost and northernmost parts in Ukraine).
Chief city: Chişinău (Rus.: Кишинёв Kishinev, Yid.: קעשענעוו Keshenev).
Bukovina
Romanian: BucovinaUkrainian: Буковина Bukovyna, German: BuchenlandYiddish: בוקעווינע Bukevina.

Region in foothills of eastern Carpathian mountains. 

  • 1775-1917: Province of the Austrian Empire.
  • 1917-1944: Province of Romania.
  • After WWII: northern half became part of USSR, southern half remained in Romania.
  • Today: in northeastern Romania and southwestern Ukraine.
Chief city: Chernivtsi Чернівці
(Ger.: Czernowitz,  Rom.: Cernăuţi,  Yid.: טשערנאָוויץ Tshernovitz).
Máramaros
Romanian: Maramureş Hungarian: Máramaros, Ukrainian: Мармарощина Marmaroshchyna, Yiddish: מאַרמעראָש Marmarosh.

Region in the northeast Carpathian Mountains.

  • Until 1917: A county (megye) of the Austro-Hungarian Empire
  • After WWI: the northern part of Máramaros became the easternmost province of the newly-formed Czechoslovakia (Podkarpatská Rus), and the southern part became part of Romania (Județul Maramureș).
  • After WWII: the formerly Czechoslovak part became part of the U.S.S.R.; the southern part remained in Romania.
  • Today: the region is split between Romania and Ukraine — the southern half is in Județul Maramureș (Maramureș County) of northwest Romania, and the northern half is in eastern Zakarpattia oblast (Закарпатська область = Sub-Carpathian Province) of southwest Ukraine.
Chief city: Sighetu Marmaţiei
(Hun.: Máramarossziget,  Yid.: סיגעט Siget).
Moldavia
Yiddish: מאָלדעווע MoldeveTurkish: Boğdan.

Former principality under Ottoman Turkish domination (which included Bessarabia and Bukovina), 1514-1859.  Moldavia and Wallachia merged to form Romania in 1859. Today, in eastern Romania.

Chief city: Iaşi (Yid.: יאַס Yas).

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